Welcome to REEF, the laboratory group of Stephen Swearer in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne.
The Swearer Lab group (December 2016). Front row (left to right): Luke Barrett, Dean Chamberlain, Steve Swearer, Rebecca Morris, João Teixeira, Back row (left to right): Juan Manuel Valero Rodríguez, Jack O’Connor, Matt Le Feuvre, Michael Sievers, Robin Hale, Fletcher Warren-Myers. Absent: Ben Cleveland, Emily Fobert, Valeriya Komyakova, James Shelley, Tim Brown, Cassandra Pert, Oliver Thomas
Our research focuses on four broad themes:
I. Ecological Engineering– We develop solutions to pressing environmental challenges in coastal marine ecosystems that provide new economic opportunities.
II.Fish and Fisheries Ecology– We study the early life-history stages of marine, estuarine, and freshwater fishes to understand how their populations are replenished and to identify the causes of variation in recruitment.
III.Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics– We explore the feedbacks between individual life-history trait evolution and the population dynamics of fish.
IV.Ecotoxicology– We investigate the sublethal effects of heavy metals and endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on fish reproduction and development.
A word cloud representation of the research foci of REEF, based on publication titles and abstracts.